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Selia's 24th Birthday Wish for FLYY

Organized by: Selia Yang

Selia's Photo
Selia's Photo

EVENT DATE Sep 11, 2014

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone! This year I will be turning 24 on September 11, 2014. The past few years I have been fundraising for Charity:Water and Pencils of Promise (which I still greatly support), and this year I wanted to go local.

This year I have been introduced to an organization that I have come to LOVE and it's called FLYY (Foward Learning Youth and Young Adults). They are located in Madison, WI and I feel they provide everything that is needed to help youth and young adults and their families to better their life.

FLYY is "A non-profit, experiential education organization offering wilderness expeditions, parent skills and support groups, and community-based aftercare. Our vision is a community where people are able to realize their full potential in spite of social, economic, and behavioral obstacles."

What I love about this organization is that they have three parts to their service

1. They work with the youth and take them on a 25 day wilderness back packing expedition.

2. While the students are on the expeditions, Parent support/education groups are required of the parents to attend. They receive a workbook similar to their children so that at the end of the program the parent(s) and child will have the same language of communication and hopefully will be able to better their relationship. At this time, the parents get to share their thoughts and feelings about their children to each other and then learn tools are on how to better communicate and how to have a better relationship with their child.

3. Aftercare for the families are provided by FLYY whether it be individually or for the family.


How this program works is the FLYY staff takes a group of candidates to Northern Minnesota for a 25 day backpacking expedition outdoors. While they are on this course they are learning ways to realize their full potential as a person.

“FLYY’s programming is grounded in principles of restorative justice and a belief that people:

•Can change their lives with proper guidance, support, an optimistic attitude, and a cohesive and safe group environment.

•Deserve a fair chance at changing their default behaviors, perspectives, coping skills, and attitudes.

•Can push themselves past their perceived physical, mental, and emotional limits.  Ideally, they will then be able to apply their newly acquired knowledge to their home environments.

•Deserve respect and dignity while they are trying to break old habits and learn new alternatives.”

My goal this year is $1000 – that will provide FLYY to be able to give some scholarships to those who are qualified. If 42 people donated $24 each (because that is how old I am turning) I could reach my goal! Otherwise, please do what you can. Anything is appreciated and I am very grateful and happy that you helped!

Please tell others about this local organization and join me in making a difference!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE: http://www.crowdrise.com/selia24

For more information about the organization go to:
http://www.flyyexpeditions.org

Thank you so much and have a great day! :)

**PS – there is a small fee that goes to CrowdRise as you donate. But please do not have that scare you away from donating! CrowdRise is a great site as well that helps many great organizations in need! Thank you again!

$758

 

76% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Selia Yang

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alex Kocher

    $25

  • Chris Lo

    $24

  • Martina Rippon

    $25

  • Mike, Lucie, Jude

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $24

  • Samy Elisabeth Yang

    $24

  • Amanda Yang

    $24

  • Charlie Lor

    $24

  • Ya Mee

    $24

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Cortney

    $24

  • Uncle Shua and family

    $24

  • Jordan

    $50

  • Nadia

     

  • kylie

    $24

  • Amy Kue

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robin & Anna Kue

    $24

  • Julia Jarvis

    $25

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Donor Comments

Julia Jarvis

Julia Jarvis

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Robin & Anna Kue

Robin & Anna Kue

DONATION: $24

Happy Birthday! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

PWV 4 years ago

Amy Kue

Amy Kue

DONATION: $24

Happy birthday, Selia! Thanks again for always thinking of others on your special day...hope it's a good one! 4 years ago

kylie

kylie

DONATION: $24

happy birthday! :) 4 years ago

Nadia

Nadia

4 years ago

Jordan

Jordan

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Uncle Shua and family

Uncle Shua and family

DONATION: $24

Happy Birthday Blessings! You are full of inspiration! 4 years ago

Cortney

Cortney

DONATION: $24

4 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday, Princess! Love you always 4 years ago

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